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Quote of the day No 166

Wednesday 27 May 2015

We found ourselves faced with another mystery when we set off again the next morning. This time it was much more amusing but is still unsolved! As we left Sandiacre Lock I saw an apple in the water, not a wasp-eaten crab apple but one that was a tempting glowing red. No one remarked on it and we carried on towards Dock Holme Lock. I steered and the children went with Owen to work Bix through. Whilst the boat slowly lowered, my crew rested, casually observing the industrial landscape. I heard Erica laugh and a grinning Dylan came and peeped over the lock wall to tell me to steer carefully when going through the bridge immediately outside the lock. The gates opened and I steered slowly out, trying to look round the side of the boat to see what was ahead 65 feet is a long way in front, especially if you are only just over 5 feet tall and cannot see much over the top! It is not unusual to have a few planks of wood, the odd empty oil drum, or even a plastic fertilizer container bobbing about in the water but all I could see now was the reflection of the bridge which the sun made appear like a rosy pink keyhole in the water. Then I heard slight bumps on the side of the boat. Coming towards both sides were apples; red, green and yellow apples forming a veritable carpet. It certainly made a change to have such decoration alongside but where had the fruit come from? The gardens of Long Eaton had few fruit trees in them and we had not passed any orchards, markets or a single canalside shop selling fruit.

Iris Bryce - Canals Are My World

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